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ATS DEBATE ROUND 2: Xaos v. John Bull 1

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posted on Jun, 29 2003 @ 08:22 PM
ATS Great Debate
Round Two

Xaos vs. John Bull 1

Topic: Chemtrails are a serious challenge to the health of U.S. citizens.

Xaos will take the affirmative position, agreeing with the statement and will have first opening statement.

John Bull 1 will take the contrary position, and will have first closing statement.

Editing of your posts is strictly prohibited! For obvious reasons. Editing your post results in immediate forfeiture.

1- Competitors assigned the affirmative position go first with an opening statement, and have right of passing their opening statement post to their contrary position competitor. Opening statements cannot contain links.

2- Each competitor in turn contributes FOUR posts to support their side of the topic. (For a total of five posts) These are the only posts within the debate that may contain links to articles, or embedded pictures/graphics. (one link or graphic per post).
For round two, no more than 12 hours between posts or you forfeit your turn.

3- The competitor representing the contrary position has first right of closing statement. As with the opening statement, they have an opportunity to pass to their competitor representing the affirmative position. Closing statements cannot contain links.

4- Each competitor can submit one rebuttal to their competitors closing statement, but cannot exceed 200 words. Rebuttals are not required.

This is a total of 12 posts, the debate is closed, and voting begins. Forum members will vote on the merits of your capabilities arguing your side of the position, not their opinion of the position.

The debate begins immediately. Opening statement from the affirmative side is due by 17:00 GMT tomorrow, or the opening statement is passed to the contrary side.

Good luck, and have fun.

[Edited on 30-6-2003 by William]

posted on Jul, 2 2003 @ 07:19 AM
If this debate does not see an opening post from either party within 8 hours, it will be nullified and two volunteers selected to pick up the topic.

If there are no volunteers, the winner of the other debate in this bracket will move directly to the finals.

posted on Jul, 2 2003 @ 08:47 AM
Well,Xaos did say he was away for 3 weeks.

The idea that Chemtrails are a threat somehow is ludicrous.
This is yet another example of growing paranoia in US society post 9/11.
Chemtrails it is alledged are not like the contrails we have observed in the sky since jet flight became so popular but they look just like them.
Confused?You will be.The essence of this theory is that unknown people are distributing chemicals from the back of airplanes .Get this they look just like contrails.
Aviation safety rules are used by these conspiracy theorists as proof that there is a cover up.
The rules state you are not allowed to fly into these contrails(sorry Chemtrails).For the very obvious reason that they are in regularly used flight paths.This is used by the conspiracists as proof that there is a cover up because they are not allowed to fly in and test them.

I hadn't heard of this "Threat" before the debate topics had been set so at least I've learn't something here.

But What have I learn't?

I've learn't that phenomena that we have all excepted for decades can be subject to paranoid delusions when re evaluated after post traumatic national stress.

Your local airline are not spraying you with infertility chemicals.They want your children to fly with them whem they are old enough.

This is a very silly theory which has only recently been developed.One wonders where all these national airline carriers were retrofitted to carry these chemical sprays.

It really is that silly.

posted on Jul, 19 2003 @ 12:09 AM
JohnBull1 is declared winner by default.

posted on Jul, 22 2003 @ 09:26 AM
Sorry, I just got back. Looks like it could have been a good debate. Oh, well. Have fun in the next round John.


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